Engineers Help Save Endangered Species

2019-07-14T11:52:01-07:00

What does it mean for a species to become extinct? It means that those plants or animal have completely died out, and no longer exist on Earth.

Engineers Help Save Endangered Species2019-07-14T11:52:01-07:00

Engineers Tackle Elephant Identification Software

2019-07-14T11:52:07-07:00

We do not want these Smart, Humble, and Beautiful Creatures to disappear from our planet.

Engineers Tackle Elephant Identification Software2019-07-14T11:52:07-07:00

Engineers Trend 10 New Technologies for Airlines/ Airports for 2019

2019-07-14T11:52:12-07:00

Engineers Develop new Technologies 2019 they are on the  rise for 2019. Here we highlight some of the hot topics that airports and airlines should keep an eye on in the year to come.

Engineers Trend 10 New Technologies for Airlines/ Airports for 20192019-07-14T11:52:12-07:00

Engineers Develop Top Trends in Vehicle Safety Features for 2019.

2019-07-14T11:52:15-07:00

New-car buyers are faced with the prospect of their ride being equipped with a greater amount of safety technology than ever before.

Engineers Develop Top Trends in Vehicle Safety Features for 2019.2019-07-14T11:52:15-07:00

Engineers Add New Updates to Medical Advances – 2019

2019-07-14T11:52:17-07:00

Pharmacogenomic testing determines patients' genetic makeup to tailor prescribed medical treatments based on individual drug metabolism. Pharmacogenomic testing, for example, can determine how patients will respond to opioid therapy, potentially decreasing opioid abuse.

Engineers Add New Updates to Medical Advances – 20192019-07-14T11:52:17-07:00

Engineers Develop Awesome Ways Drones Can Be Used

2019-03-26T14:27:40-07:00

With their growing presence in the media, their potential is becoming recognized more and more. They can be used for reasons other than spying and warfare. People are now using drones in many awesome ways.

Engineers Develop Awesome Ways Drones Can Be Used2019-03-26T14:27:40-07:00

Engineers Help with Hurricane Flood Issues and New Technology Advances

2019-07-14T11:52:24-07:00

New technology in Hurricane Flood/Wind Issues are helping with predicting the severity and where exactly they will hit.

Engineers Help with Hurricane Flood Issues and New Technology Advances2019-07-14T11:52:24-07:00

Engineers Develop Exoskeleton, Paralyzed Can Walk.

2019-07-14T11:52:26-07:00

Still pricier than motorized wheelchairs, exoskeleton weighs just 27 pounds and is custom-fit to the user’s body.

Engineers Develop Exoskeleton, Paralyzed Can Walk.2019-07-14T11:52:26-07:00

Engineers Develop Personal Robots – New Age

2019-07-14T11:52:36-07:00

Engineers Say Personal Robotics Will Become an Important New Category in Family Lives  I have the idea of a “sociable” robot—one that people can have relatively natural interactions with—has been the lore of science fiction for decades. From Lost in Space to Star Wars to WallE and beyond, interactive robotic machines have been the stuff of our creative imagination for some time. In 2019, however, I believe we will start to see more practical implementations of personal robotics devices from several major tech vendors. While several companies have tried, and failed to [...]

Engineers Develop Personal Robots – New Age2019-07-14T11:52:36-07:00

Part 1 : Engineers Give Pros and Cons of Double and Triple Pane Windows

2019-07-14T11:52:41-07:00

Have you decided to invest in replacement windows? What made you finally decide to take the leap? Was it the incredible energy saving benefits new windows offer? If so, you’re not alone. For a typical home, 40% of the annual energy budget goes toward heating and cooling costs, and replacing the windows in your home is great way to keep more of that money in your pocket. Since energy efficiency is such an important fact to consider when getting replacement windows, we are often asked, “How much better are triple pane windows [...]

Part 1 : Engineers Give Pros and Cons of Double and Triple Pane Windows2019-07-14T11:52:41-07:00

Part 1: Mechanical Engineers Say Driverless Cars are the “New Talk of the Town”

2019-07-14T11:52:45-07:00

Major giants inside the automobile industry have already show cased few of their self-driving car technology and many car companies aim to roll out production vehicles with driverless capabilities by 2020. In just a few years, industry experts expect fully autonomous vehicles to follow the trendThe implications autonomous driving will have on insurance matters and legal outcomes of accidents is just one grey area to be explored as we move towards a more automated future. Experts are making some big claims about the future impacts of driverless cars. Before they arrive, [...]

Part 1: Mechanical Engineers Say Driverless Cars are the “New Talk of the Town”2019-07-14T11:52:45-07:00

Mechanical Engineers Say Proper Ventilation is Crucial for Your Small Business

2019-07-14T11:52:55-07:00

Engineers Explain How Good Ventilation Helps Your Business We’ll start with a fact that often startles people: (indoor air quality is a major health threat in the country).  According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the air quality inside buildings is often 3 to 4 times worse than the air outside. This goes against what most people think air pollution is like— fumes from cars and smoke stacks casting dark clouds over cities.  Heavy wall insulation, tightly fitted, non-opening windows ( Window Efficiency ), and commercial synthetic carpeting in modern buildings allows for the [...]

Mechanical Engineers Say Proper Ventilation is Crucial for Your Small Business2019-07-14T11:52:55-07:00

Engineers Test “CHP” – Combined Heat and Power

2019-07-14T11:53:18-07:00

Figure 1. Self Sufficient Home with Combined Heat and Power Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Engineers combined heat and power (CHP) systems, also known as cogeneration, generate electricity and useful thermal energy in a single, integrated system. CHP is not a technology, but an approach to applying technologies. Heat that is normally wasted in conventional power generation is recovered as useful energy, which avoids the losses that would otherwise be incurred from separate generation of heat and power. While the conventional method of producing usable heat and power separately has [...]

Engineers Test “CHP” – Combined Heat and Power2019-07-14T11:53:18-07:00

NAND Flash – 11 Myths Still Floating Around

2019-07-14T11:53:32-07:00

Think You Know NAND Flash?  NAND flash has become the de facto memory standard in the years since Toshiba first introduced it almost three decades ago. However, many misconceptions remain to this day about its use. A wide variety of NAND flash-memory products are available, all with significantly different features and capabilities.    All NAND flash has the same interface. NAND flash, introduced by Toshiba more than 20 years ago, is available in both the asynchronous and toggle-mode interfaces. The original asynchronous interface is found mostly in lower-density devices [...]

NAND Flash – 11 Myths Still Floating Around2019-07-14T11:53:32-07:00

Comparing Wind Load Calculation Methods

2018-02-21T15:26:59-07:00

Wind Load Calculation Wind Load Calculation is an overview of the force that blowing wind exerts on a tall object.  A number of factors that influence the actual wind load on a real building, include the surrounding terrain, nearby structures,  trees, and typical weather patterns for the area.  Comparing wind load calculations are most complicated . Calculations try to account for as many of these external factors as possible, to the point where the wind load section in American Society for Civil Engineer’s ASCE 7 standard, spans five chapters and over [...]

Comparing Wind Load Calculation Methods2018-02-21T15:26:59-07:00

Layered Composite Heaters for Semiconductor Processing

2018-02-20T12:34:14-07:00

Figure 1: Composite layered heater from patent  US 9,224,626 B2 Alexander Glew, Ph.D., P.E. recently contributed to a new patent on an advanced thin-film electric heaters, layered composite heaters, for CVD semiconductor processing and related technologies titled “Composite substrate for layered heaters”.  Watlow Electric, based in St. Louis, hired Glew Engineering and Dr. Glew to help develop this heater technology due to his experience in the Silicon Valley’s semiconductor industry.  As a semiconductor equipment expert and materials engineering consultant, Dr. Glew’s familiarity with semiconductor manufacturing meant he understood both the limitations of common [...]

Layered Composite Heaters for Semiconductor Processing2018-02-20T12:34:14-07:00

Window Energy Efficiency: Solar Heat Gain and Visible Transmittance

2018-08-22T11:55:28-07:00

Conduction and Radiation of Thermal Energy In my last blog post, I wrote about the conduction and radiation of thermal energy through windows and the thermal transmittance value, called the U-Factor, that characterizes that heat transfer.  The U-factor is useful in evaluating window performance and making wise decisions when specifying components for a building, but it is only one piece of the puzzle.  The National Fenestration Research Council (NFRC) mandates a second value alongside U-factor in its certification process, called the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC).  SHGC [...]

Window Energy Efficiency: Solar Heat Gain and Visible Transmittance2018-08-22T11:55:28-07:00

Italian Masters: Leonardo da Vinci – Artist, Engineer, Scientist

2018-02-20T13:14:29-07:00

Figure 1: Leonardo da Vinci, by Francesco Melzi Over the course of this blog series, I have written about a number of Italian Masters of science and engineering, from astronomers like Galileo and Cassini to physicists like Torricelli and Venturi.  I’ve saved the best for last, however: Leonardo da Vinci.  He is the quintessential renaissance man who fits both our running definition of “Italian Master” as well as being included in the standard list of Masters with Rafael, Donatello and Michelangelo  Leonardo’s incredibly broad array of talents and interests have long been the subjects [...]

Italian Masters: Leonardo da Vinci – Artist, Engineer, Scientist2018-02-20T13:14:29-07:00

Italian Masters: Galileo’s Stellar Science and Engineering

2018-02-21T10:55:17-07:00

Portrait of Galileo Galilei Justus Sustermans [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons I’d like to return to our previous series on the Italian Masters, focused not on the usual masters or painting and sculpture but on the masters or science, mathematics, and engineering.  So far in the series I’ve written about the accomplishments of Volta, Cassini, Venturi and Torricelli.  Today, I’d like to look at one of the greats: Galileo Galilei.  Galileo is most famous today for standing up for heliocentrism against the Catholic Church and spending the last [...]

Italian Masters: Galileo’s Stellar Science and Engineering2018-02-21T10:55:17-07:00

12 Years a Martian: Engineering Challenges on the Red Planet

2018-08-29T12:57:38-07:00

Figure 1: Mars Exploration Rover By NASA/JPL/Cornell University, Maas Digital LLC [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Depending on which Facebook pages or Twitter feeds you follow, some of you may have caught wind that Opportunity (Mars Exploration Rover B, Figure 1) recently passed its twelfth anniversary of its landing on the red planet.  Opportunity’s ongoing trek across Mars represents a fantastic accomplishment in engineering.  At the time I’m writing this, the rover has been in continual operation for over 4,300 Earth days (that’s about 4,185 Sols, or [...]

12 Years a Martian: Engineering Challenges on the Red Planet2018-08-29T12:57:38-07:00